Critical thinking 2.0

In 2013 I wrote on ‘What is Critical Thinking?‘. Time does fly. That post was 10 years ago. From then I’ve continued to read up and expand my knowledge. My interactions on various forums has led me to a view that most people ‘out there’ demonstrate little if any of critical thinking mindsets. I decided … Read more

The Semmelweis Reflex

For quite some time I’ve been thinking that there must be a term to describe something I was observing over the last 25 years. Then I finally found it by accident today! This is not a lecture – just in case.¬† I found it in Bo Bennett’s book ‘Uncomfortable Ideas‘. Definition The Semmelweis reflex is … Read more

Achieved: Mission Impossible!

The photographs will be an instant distraction in this post. Yeah some saw a boiled or poached egg on plate, and will have thought ‘What’s great about that?!! FFS‘. Except that it isn’t ‘a boiled or poached egg’ in the usual sense of how eggs are boiled or poached (using water in a pot)!! It … Read more

Digging into logical fallacy

It’s usually a good idea to define what one is talking about. Fallacy is derived from the Latin word, fallacia which means trick, deceit or fraud. Logical fallacy is an argument containing faulty reasoning. Also note that ‘reasoning’ itself depends on applications of the rules of logic – which stand rather separately. So – misapplication … Read more